Making life better by water
Find out how our expert teams work together to make life better by water
Work for us
We have vacancies across all of our waterways and in the offices, museums and attractions that support them. We're one of the UK's biggest charities and we take pride in everything we do
If you're thinking of getting in touch then please take a moment to look through these pages as we probably have the answer on our website
Summer safety by the water
As the weather is warming up we want everyone to enjoy our canals in the safest possible way
As the weather is warming up we want everyone to be able to enjoy our canals and rivers in the safest possible way
Stoppages and notices
We're continually carrying out work to improve our canals and rivers. Find out if we're working along your route before you set off on a boat trip
10 reasons to take up canoeing
It's a great way to get fit and explore our waterways at the same time
Share the Space
Take a look at our common sense guide to sharing the towpath
Find a place to fish
From reservoirs to club-managed canals and river stretches - find your nearest place to fish
Get your free guide
Download your free guide today and start exploring the waterway nature near you
Download your free guides
You've nine free days out guides to choose from - where will you go first?
Find a walk near you
Are you ready to ramble? Find a waterside stroll or a satisfying hike along our beautiful canals and rivers
Take a look at our upcoming events here.
Something for everyone
Help us make a difference and have fun along the way. Find your perfect volunteer role today
Join our team
Could you join your local Towpath Taskforce team and help us to keep our canals looking lovely?
Desmond Family Canoe Trail
If you're aged 16-25 and would like to get involved with this exciting project, please get in touch
Could you be a volunteer lock keeper?
Find out what's involved with this popular volunteering opportunity
20 August 2018
Are the water management team usually hidden behind their desks in the office? Yes, quite often. But in July we had the chance to get our hands dirty and help out with the restoration of the Montgomery Canal.
Posted by: The water management team
1 August 2018
Our water management team tell us about how the Trust is currently managing the drought.
16 July 2018
The Water Management Team tell us about the Peter Wolf Symposium, a conference for early career hydrologists, recently hosted by the Trust. The event was an opportunity for attendees to learn about other science in the field, practice their presentational skills and meet other like-minded scientists.
22 May 2018
Ever wondered how we manage our water, measure levels & lock counts or move swing bridges? Come along to the Crick Boat Show 2018 & find out…
15 May 2018
Our water management team tell us about the Lee and Stort Navigations and why water efficient boating is vital.
21 December 2017
Principal water engineer, John Kearsey, tells us about Tringford pump being lifted for an overhaul and well-earned Christmas Break.
20 December 2017
The water management team updates us on progress against the strategic actions set out in their Water Resources Strategy 2015
The water management team update us on the Water Act 2003 and its potential impacts on the Canal & River Trust’s water availability in the future.
The water management team spend their days making sure that we have just the right amount of water in our canals. Here they share some of the highlights of their work with us.